Rap Star Nate Dogg Passes Away
Written by Brandon Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 19 March 2011
 By Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment Editor Rap star "Nate Dogg", aka Nathaniel Hale, has died at age 41, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.Hale was born in Long Beach and is known for ... read more >>
Kevin Frazier Named Co- Anchor of “THE INSIDER”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 March 2011
 Kevin Frazier was named co-anchor of The Inside this past week.  It was announced by Linda Bell Blue, Executive Producer of CBS Television Distribution's Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.  He ... read more >>
AOL and Queen Latifah Announce Content Partnership
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2011
 AOL and Queen Latifah today announced a content partnership, where Queen Latifah will executive produce and also star in a variety of original video web series to be featured across AOL's network of ... read more >>
James Avery and Judge Mablean Ephriam Featured at CAAM
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2011
Judge Mablean Ephriam signs copies of her book "Judge Mablean's Life Lessons, Tools for Weekly Living," for students of Rialto High School during Target Sundays at CAAM.-- Photo by Earl Dotson In Celebration ... read more >>
A Chat Between a Journalist and a Gentlemen: Lou Gossett, Jr.
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 March 2011
Lou Gossett, Jr "The Grace Card" InterviewBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterLouis Cameron Gossett, Jr. was born in Coney Island, Brooklyn on May 27, 1936 to Helen Rebecca Wray, a nurse, and Lou, ... read more >>
“For Love of Liberty” Chronicles Untold Story of African – Americans’ Courageous Service to their Country
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 March 2011
   NAACP Presents Image Award for Outstanding Documentary to "For Love of Liberty Frank Martin Film Chronicles Untold Story of African-Americans' Courageous Service to their CountryFor Love of Liberty: ... read more >>
Millennium Network to raise awareness on big issues at event
Written by Aryssa Durrell (Contributing Writer) 12 March 2011
The Clinton Foundation's network will also try to raise fundsBy Aryssa DurrellContributing WriterIn an effort to help tackle big issues such as childhood obesity and economic development, the Millennium ... read more >>
Sali’s Soliloquy
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 March 2011
Salli Richardson-Whitfield    The "I Will Follow" InterviewBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterBorn in Chicago on November 23, 1967, Salli Richardson-Whitfield burst onto the silver screen in ... read more >>
Upscale Black Hair Salon Featured in New VH1 Reality Show
Written by Darlene Donloe (Contributing Writer) 12 March 2011
(L-R) Katrina Atkinson, Elgin Charles, Lolita Goods and Sean Cameron.Photo by Mac Alexander By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer"Beverly Hills Fabulous" is not only the name of his new reality show on ... read more >>
Rick Ross partners with Warner Bros.
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 March 2011
Warner Bros. Records Announces Partnership with Superstar Rapper Rick Ross' Maybach Music GroupWarner Bros. Records is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Maybach Music Group, ... read more >>
Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend in Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 March 2011
Two boys receive tips on grooming as celebrity fashion designer Woody Wilson demonstrates tying a necktie and celebrity barber James Thomas gives a haircut at the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young ... read more >>
2011 Oscar Recap
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 04 March 2011
"King's Speech" Coronation Spearheads Another British InvasionBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterThe King's Speech not only won the Oscars for Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Actor (Colin ... read more >>
PAFF – A Black Film Lover’s Guilty Pleasure
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 March 2011
 By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterThough it was shorter in length, had no centerpiece film and featured fewer entries than in previous years, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) was still the ... read more >>
PAFF viewing of “Gang Girl” wows audience
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 February 2011
Valerie Goodloe photo by Brandon I. Brooks  Dawnn Lewis shares thoughts of film photo by Brandon I. Brooks Beverly Todd gives praise of film photo by Brandon I. Brooks Nafeesa, Glynn Turman and Congresswoman ... read more >>
Fans Get a Double Dose of Marsalis and Orchestra
Written by Joy Childs 27 February 2011
Wynton Marsalis (AP Photo/Gary He, file) Jazz ’round L.A.: Fans Get a Double Dose of Marsalis and OrchestraBy Joy Childs Sentinel Contributing Writer It takes two—two concerts, that is, to completely ... read more >>
Earth Wind & Fire Help Raise Funds-and Fun
Written by Joy Childs 27 February 2011
Members of the group "Earth Wind & Fire" perform live on stage at the Honda Center in Anaheim Saturday Feb. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Karen Tapia - CAL STATE FULLERTON)Close-up of Jubilant Sykes performing. ... read more >>
Nylons on stage one weekend only
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 February 2011
"I Dance upstairs tonight.”That simple and somewhat cryptic statement by one of the women in the new production, “Nylons,” aptly sums up the conflict some of the characters face.“Upstairs,” ... read more >>
‘The View’ co-host Shepherd tapped for Dove Awards
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 February 2011
Sherri Shepherd attends Betty White's 89th Birthday celebration in New York, on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. 'The View' co-host Shepherd will host The Dove Awards on April 20, 2011 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Peter ... read more >>
Lawyers to weigh TV plans for Jackson doctor trial
Written by Linda Deautsch (AP Special Correspondent) 22 February 2011
By Linda DeutschAP Special Correspondent LOS ANGELES – Defense attorneys and prosecutors are set to discuss, among other topics, plans for TV coverage of the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, who faces ... read more >>
Homeless Foster Kid-Turned-NFL Star Shares Flip Side of “The Blind Side"
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
Michael Oher (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun, Gene Sweeney Jr.)  Michael Oher was born on May 28, 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee, where he negotiated a perilous path through the foster care system, experiencing ... read more >>
Rashad Honored with PAFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterFor her television, stage and film work, Phylicia Rashad will be feted with the Pan African Film Festival's highest award at its Night of Tribute Awards Show and ... read more >>
Cornelius Grant: The Unsung Temptation Honors the Unsung
Written by Larry Buford (Contributing Writer) 18 February 2011
By Larry BufordSentinel Contributing WriterMotown's original Temptations had five members, but musician Cornelius Grant became commonly referred to as the "sixth Temptation" - much like music historians ... read more >>
Jazz ‘round L.A.: Grammy Grumblings
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
Esperanza Spalding poses backstage with the award for best new artist at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing ... read more >>
March 18 Deadline for $10,000 Theatre Award for Local Artist
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
Center Theatre Group is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Richard E. Sherwood Award.The Sherwood Award is an annual $10,000 fund to support Los Angeles artists. The award is presented each year at ... read more >>
Jury Trial Set in Michael Baisden’s Fight to Stop Copyright Infringement of His Best-Selling Books
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
Jury Trial Set in Michael Baisden's Fight to Stop Copyright Infringement of His Best-Selling BooksBy Sentinel News ServiceA trial date has been set in a lawsuit filed by best-selling author and nationally ... read more >>